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Blackfriars Estate fun day

Newly elected Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle joined more than 200 local residents at a fun filled event on Peabody's Blackfriars Estate.

Blackfriars Estate fun day
Blackfriars Estate fun day
Blackfriars Estate fun day
Blackfriars Estate fun day

Held on Saturday 23 May, the fun day brought together residents, ward councillors, local charities and community groups, in a range of activities provided by Peabody, Blackfriars Settlement, TFL, Queensborough Community Centre, Tate Modern and Bankside Bees.

Families enjoyed face painting, a bouncy castle, raffle prizes, workshops and stalls throughout the day, whilst a DJ provided by Ministry of Sound thrilled the crowd with a lively soundtrack.

"As one of my first constituency events as a new MP, it was lovely to attend the Peabody event at Blackfriars estate and cut their cake," said Neil Coyle, MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark.

"It was great to see so many families benefitting from the activities. Events like this bind the community together and I was pleased to be part of the day."

Event organiser Carole Wright, chair of the Blackfriars Estate Residents' Association said: "What an amazing day! The aim of this event was to encourage residents to engage with the wide range of local services available to them, and it was great to see so many people come together to have fun and to showcase the great partnerships we share.

"A big thank you to all the local businesses and community groups that took part and donated raffle prizes to help make this event a huge success."

Blackfriars estate Resident Clarizza Pura said: "It's been a lovely day. I am really pleased to be given a free plant and I will enjoy growing this with my daughter over the summer".

Joe Joseph, director of Resident Services at Peabody, said: "Days like today are about bringing people together, and shining a light on the partnerships and excellent services that give residents a voice and benefit them and the wider community."

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